Just when we thought most of the Twilight community had accepted, albeit grudgingly, that Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart were just friends, Ted Casablanca had to stir everything up again. The E! News columnist reported Wednesday that the young Twilight costars were seen walking hand-in-hand in Vancouver.
"The costars were grocery shopping over the weekend when a fellow shopper noticed the duo ‘holding hands’ as they walked around inside," Casablanca wrote.
No sooner has Casablanca posted the report than the air was filled with the deafening screams of millions of ecstatic Twilight fans. Which puts us in the awkward position of, once again, dashing the hopes of countless young people.
So, once more: no, Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart are not dating. Pattinson even had to give an exclusive interview to Entertainment Tonight to quash the new rumours.
"It becomes a joke," Pattinson said of the reports. "There was some magazine the other day about me and Kristen, and when you look at it and realize it's on the front of a magazine... You realize that people are actually reading that even though how ridiculous it is. It's really bizarre."
Stewart is reportedly still with boyfriend Michael Angarano, despite pressure from fans to hook up with her dreamy costar.
"It doesn't make my relationship harder. It's not like, 'Maybe I should be with [Rob] to make them happy and it'll make me more popular!’" the 19-year-old actress told USA Today in March. "But, dude, it sucks."
And poor Pattinson revealed that the intense media focus makes him too terrified to start a relationship with anyone.
"I'm always really worried about ruining their lives," he said. "Especially with people that aren't famous. It's such a massive change. I'm kind of a paranoid wreck."